Astronomers believe that Mars once had a flood that covered most of the planet. Many who believe in the Mars flood, however, say that it is a fairy tale to believe that the same kind of thing could have happened here on Earth 4000 years ago, even though most ancient cultures have legends of such a flood. The whole planet Mars is now a desert. Earth is now three-fourths covered with water, up to 8 miles deep. Think about that.
I am not trying to say that Mars never had a flood; just that Earth did too, and probably at just about the same time. Creation science theories on the Flood of Noah suggest that asteroids hitting Earth could have started the Flood. Astronomers now believe that Earth and it's moon went through an asteroid storm just before the deepest rock layers with signs of life on Earth were created (Science News, 12/2/00). This would go along with the creationist idea that asteroids started the Flood and that almost all fossils we see today were formed right after that.
The 6/30/00 issue of Science says that some gullies on Mars look as though they formed only months ago. They look fresh, because there's been no water to mess them up since the big flood. Mars has only half the gravity of Earth; so any water there would dry up, turn into clouds, and basically float away into space. Our gravity is why Earth's water is still here. Asteroids that hit Mars make craters, but there are no craters in the Mars gullies. It looks like there have been no asteroids since the floodwaters dried up.
There are drainage canyons on Mars. One is bigger than our Grand Canyon. Some of the rock layers from the Mars flood are two miles thick (US News & World Report, 12/18/00) and were formed around the same time as the asteroid storm (Science, 12/8/00). This all fits together pretty well for the Flood theory. Of course evolutionists believe that the asteroid storm was about 3.9 billion years ago, and the Mars flood was more than 3.5 billion years ago. Maybe it was really 4000 years ago.
Did you know that the Great Sphinx in Egypt, shows signs that it was once surrounded by running water, and that it is much older than the pyramids (USN&WR, 7/31/00). Did you know that evidence from 550 feet under the Black Sea shows that there was an unbelievably huge flood 7500 years ago (USN&WR, 9/25/00)? If you account for the false equilibrium assumption of carbon-14 dating, that gives you about 4000 years ago. What a coincidence.
Dr. Glenn Jackson holds four degrees in science and education from George
Mason University and University of Virginia. He has taught elementary
through college level sciences for over twenty years and in four states. He
is a lifetime member of both American Mensa and the Creation Research Society.
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